Friday, October 16, 2015

Mae West: Voluptuous Wisecracker

A playful female went to Stanford and signed up for classes as MAE WEST. Then she vanished.
• • "Mae West Registers For Physics 161, Disappears" • •
• • The Stanford Daily wrote this in 1933: Mae West, voluptuous wise-cracker, came to Stanford, registered in Physics 161, and disappeared, leaving only a blue card to remember her by. Displayed on the bulletin board of the department where it was put by a dismayed physics professor, the card reveals: Name, Mae "Lil" West; address, Encina; major, dramatics.  Significant fact: Mae registered for Stanford's most revealing course, X-rays.
• • The Stanford Daily continued: Also signed up for the class by the same fun-loving and unknown student was Sally Rand, noted for her fans and dancing.
• • Source: Item in The Stanford Daily; published on Monday, 16 October 1933.
• • On Monday, 16 October 1933 in Time • •
• • Time Magazine's review of "I'm No Angel" ran in the issue dated for Monday, 16 October 1933.
• • On Monday, 16 October 1939 • •
• • When they were collaborating on a screenplay, both Mae West and W. C. Fields signed a Universal Films contract. The document is dated Monday, 16 October 1939.
• • On Friday, 16 October 1959 • •
• • The sympathetic headline in The Hollywood Reporter was "Mae West Too 'Person'-al; CBS Junks Interview Tape" and it was printed on Friday, 16 October 1959.
• • In Marietta, Georgia, the Journal ran this article on page 3: “Too Sexy?: CBS Cancels Mae West's TV Interview.” It was printed on 16 October 1959.
• • The Los Angeles Herald-Express ran a similar piece on Friday, 16 October 1959. The media reacted en masse to CBS's censoring Mae by taking her side.
• • On Saturday, 16 October 1965 • •
• • The song "Day Tripper" was recorded on Saturday, 16 October 1965 by The Beatles. Mae West covered the song on her album "Way Out West" [1966].
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Boxing is in Mae's blood.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "When you make the right demands, the studios are delighted."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Motion Picture Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Cincinnati, Sept. 18.— Management of the RKO Palace is being commended on its frankness in advertising.
• • In a large display frame announcing coming attractions, with a permanent line at the bottom, this appears: Mae West in "Belle of the Nineties."  Carefully Cooled.
• • Source: Item in Motion Picture Daily; published on Wednesday, 19  September 1934 
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •    
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past eleven years. The other day we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,200 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3290th blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.

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